After the busiest Saturday we could remember, we took it slow and easy on Sunday morning and afternoon. But we still wanted to get out and have a fun Father's Day activity. Because the kids had such a fantastic time at Oak Mountain during Husband's 5k, we decided we head back with our swimsuits, puddle jumpers and sunscreen!
It would have been perfect if I hadn't have gotten into a verbal altercation with a man who's kid hit me with a sand ball! klassy, I know. Here's my unsolicited advice to this "super dad": When your kid throws sand and hits me with it and you're watching us and you don't say anything, I WILL. I will say, "Dude, you hit me with sand. Stop it." With an appropriate mean tone. And 10 minutes later when you, Super Dad, finally muster the gumption to walk up to the water's edge to tell me not to parent your child, I will tell you, "Your kid is a brat for throwing sand at a woman" and "you're a bad dad for not correcting him when you saw it happen." and now I just rehashed the entire thing. double klassy. And I'm not deleting it. triple klassy.
Anyway, we all four had a fun time. Son floated on his back and stomach and kicked a lot when were were out in "the deep." I was proud of him for not being scared of the water. Daughter was a little less adventurous but I was able to get her to at least tread water with her legs. It definitely surprised me that she was the more timid of the two.
Then we headed closer to shore and I remembered to take a few pictures with the camera!
notice how much more crowded it was compared to 8am on Saturday morning!
lounging (Husband and Daughter are both sitting) Daughter was a lot more comfortable in water that was less than waist deep. So we let her do her thing. She'd sit on the bottom and sift through the sand for rocks.
cheese.After about an hour and a half in the water the kids both mentioned they were ready to get towels and change clothes. It's so nice when you're not having to drag two toddlers out of the water kicking and screaming when it's time to go.
I used to visit Oak Mountain a lot before I met Husband and hadn't been since then, so it was nice to get back (except to drop off the baby birds). The water was actually a lot cleaner than I remember it. So that was nice. We drove around a little before exiting the park and both kids said they wanted to come back and hike soon. That'll be fun.